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2221 – Palaiopyrgos: the tower of the lost monasteries of Xerokastrou and Calligrafou and more drone images by monk Theodosios

Monk Theodosios made some beautiful drone images of the northern part of Mt. Athos. Posts 2216, 2217 and 2219 covered the east coast, now we’ll take a closer look at the harbors and towers at the west coast. Here you … Continue reading

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2220 – todays (8-9) forest fire near Mikra Agia Anna under control and extinguished

Today’s reports from Athos monks who keep a Facebook account (father Athanasios Karouliotis and Efthymios Volonakis-Vouleftiriotis) and from Vima Orthodoxias (in Greek) tell about the fire that broke this morning, the 7th of September 2021, that started near the harbor … Continue reading

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2219 – a new discovery on Athos: strange towers close to Esfigmenou on drone images by monk Theodosios

I really thought I had seen quite a lot of Athos and its settlements and buildings (except from the farmhouses-kellia). So I was really surprized that the drone-images from monk Theodosios had something new in store, as can see on … Continue reading

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2218 – Oil-painting by Greek painter Christos Baloukos

Sorry, this painting has been sold in one day! 25/08/2021 We proudly present another co-operation between Athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos. After the presentation of a couple of watercolors with a 50% discount from August 2020 (still some available at … Continue reading

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2217 – drone images in the northern part of Mt Athos, part two: skiti Agiou Vasilíou – by monk Theodosios

On the 3th of March 2021 Theodosios launched his drone on the pristine beach of Agiou Vasilíou, in the neighbourhood of arsanas Chilandaríou and the small island (νησί-nisi in Greek) also called Ag. Vasilíou. Wim Voogd, 18/8/2021

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2216 – drone images in the northern part of Mt Athos, part one: Esfigmenou – by monk Theodosios

These images are shot on March 5th 2021 by Theodosios Simonospetritis, who shared his pictures with our weblog. Wim Voogd, 17-08-2021

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2215 – Sunrise above Profítis Elías hill

This extraordinary photo is from the (Greek) Facebook site ‘Filo tou Agion Oros’ of Artur Bleco. Early in the morning 12/8 he made this picture from Sikía beach Sithonía, not far from Sarti. Wim Voogd, 13/8 (thanks Vasilis)

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2214 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Black and White

This post continues the series of pictures from monk Theodosios, started in post 2208: today I have made a selection of his finest black and white photos. Wim Voogd, 11-8-2021

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2213 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Space [1]

Pictures from the exhibition in 21-31 May 2009 from monk Theodosios in Thessaloniki/Greece Wim Voogd, 21-07-2021

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2212 – new building activities in the centre of Karyes

The first time I visited Karyes in 1980 I saw, if I remember correctly, that there was still an old building opposite of the Protaton bell tower, next to the chapel of Ag. Nikolaos and the graveyard, here visible on … Continue reading

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